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    Do Javelina teeth have a double root or a single?


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    Probably depends on the tooth.


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    One of the four largest teeth in the front. Top & bottom
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    if you are referring to the canines, then most likely one root.
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    but if it is a continuously growing tusk it doesn't have a classical root.
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    Ok thanks. I asked because there is a man in Kentucky who has what he says is a Bigfoot tooth & this morning while watching a hunting show with Javelina's I noticed their teeth looked very similar. But it has two roots
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    Quote Originally Posted by spuriousmonkey
    but if it is a continuously growing tusk it doesn't have a classical root.
    I don't know if Javelina's have tusks like Russian & wild boars or not
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    This is the tooth in question. Any ideas?
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    pig teeth can be very similar to human teeth.

    It's very difficult to say unless someone is familiar with the dentition of the species.

    I'm familiar with teeth, but not of this species or family.
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    It' probably not a hominid tooth with cusps that raised. Looks like a carnivore or omnivore premolar. Without having any to compare to, I'd guess black bear.

    Premolar because of the single root; carnivore due to the raised cusps; black bear due to the size and locality of the find.
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    Ok thanks. A Mammologist loked at some high resolution pics because the person who found the tooth won't send it to have DNA testing done(which has always been suspicious to me), & said it didn't look like the tooth of any mammal he was familiar with. But like you, he couldn't make any definite conclusions without seeing the actual tooth
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